Inspiration Filter
  1. I Didn’t Realize that I Could Be a Voice for a Population of People

    “All I’ve wanted from the beginning is just to put a human face on poverty that is not the one that we think of…” Stephanie Land, who wrote a memoir on working as a maid and being a single mother, first found an audience on her blog.

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  2. There Is So Much Power in Giving Back to People

    “I want people to smile. I know that’s simple, but there is so much power in doing something uplifting.” International street artist Kelsey Montague creates large-scale murals that are meant to be interacted with and shared.

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  3. I Have a Passion for Creating Things that Have Value for Other People

    “Spelling really taught me time management and work ethic.” Cole Shafer‑Ray of The Spelling Champ turned his knack for words into an online consulting business.

    Business
  4. What Would You Do If You Could Do Anything?

    What would you do if you could do anything? Tell us in the comments or in a new post.

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    What would you do if you could do anything? Twelve-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak says: "Just really go for it."
  5. I Want to Make Sure It Stays What It Is: A Kind, Safe Space

    “It’s very intimidating, and it’s predominantly men in the business, even though you’re starting to see a lot more women in breweries.” Kate Christensen couldn’t find an online space to connect with other women who like craft beer — so she created one: Beer&Body Craft Beer Girls.

    Business
  6. Writing “From the Center of a Trauma” — An Interview With Dani Shapiro

    At Musing, adoptee Betsy Coughlin recounts discovering her own true ancestry as part of her interview with Dani Shapiro, author of the new memoir, Inheritance.

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    Dani Shapiro -- Photo by Michael Maren
  7. We Have this Really Powerful Tool to Effect Change

    “But it became crystal-clear that queer youth needed to see what their futures could look like. They needed to see that there was light at the end of the tunnel…” Brett M. Peters from the It Gets Better Project talks about the power of uplifting storytelling.

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  8. We Knew that We Could Start from the Bottom and Build It Up

    “One early challenge we had is us being young black women: I feel like a lot of people didn’t take us as seriously as they should have.” Melissa Roche talks about her NYC hair salon, NappStar — a business she runs with her sister Annette.

    Business
  9. Five Content Tweaks for a Fresh Start in 2019

    Five quick ways to refresh your site, from updating your tagline to auditing your pages.

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  10. Don’t Listen to Anyone Who Says You Shouldn’t Be Doing This

    “If you take yourself seriously other people should take you seriously.” Hilde Lysiak started her town’s only newspaper, Orange Street News, when she was eight years old. Now she’s got a six-book deal and an upcoming Apple show.

    Inspiration
  11. Five Design Tweaks for a Fresh Start in 2019

    Give your site a makeover with these five quick design tips.

    Design
  12. Ten Poems about Travel

    No matter where your journey takes you in 2019, what better way to kick it off than with 10 travel-themed poems, lovingly collected by the editors at JSTOR Daily?

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  13. A Year of Great Writing: The Most-Read Editors’ Picks of 2018

    From mental health to writing, these are the posts that have resonated the most with Discover readers.

    Diversity
  14. Build Your Brand and Grow Your Audience: Our Best Advice

    Six ideas to help your build your site and your customer base.

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  15. Don’t Be Like Me: Take the Help, Dummy

    “Soon enough—a few weeks, a few months—and the poem seems to me like a cardboard cutout of a puppy: inauthentic, inflexible, lacking in depth or life. I don’t know why this is, but I hate it.” At The Gloria Sirens, Katie Riegel encourages other poets to be humble and willing to accept help.

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